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Council acts to curb the use of sky lanterns

Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 in Environment and waste news

Coventry residents are being asked to back a scheme to reduce the use of sky lanterns at Council events, and on Council owned land hired for events.

Top tips to help you shop safely

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards have produced a list of top tips to help you shop safely this Christmas and ensure you know your rights.

Look before you book this Christmas

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Food safety news

Make sure you are eating out at places with a good food hygiene rating this Christmas by checking their Food Hygiene Rating before you book/visit.

Avoiding food poisoning this Christmas

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Food safety news

Make sure that you avoid getting food poisoning this Christmas by ensuring that you are handling and cooking your turkey correctly.

Top performance from city's 11-year-olds as Coventry closes the gap on national averages

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Coventry's 11-year-olds are officially record breakers after passing tough tests in key subjects, new figures have revealed.

Coombe capably shines as site of the month

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Leisure and culture news

Coombe Country Park has been chosen as Capability Brown site of the month by partner organisations who are preparing for the 2016 festival celebrating 300 years since the birth of the great landscape architect.

Council acts swiftly after hearing parents’ concerns

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr David Kershaw, has promised parents of disabled children and young people there will be no cuts to their free travel to and from school in next year’s budget after listening to parents’ concerns about possible changes to the Council’s policies.

Council Leader talks about combined authority

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

Council Leader Ann Lucas has made the following statement today (Tuesday) in Full Council about a combined authority.

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No more nuisance calls for vulnerable Coventry couple

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Trading standards news

A vulnerable couple who were plagued by more than 240 nuisance phonecalls a month have pulled the plug on unwanted callers thanks to Coventry Trading Standards.

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Goat, veal, chicken or mutton dressed as lamb? Ewe won’t believe what’s going in your food.

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Trading standards news

Horrified inspectors at Coventry Trading Standards have discovered a number of city businesses are substituting meat in their products.

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City recognises quick-thinking students who rescued wandering toddler

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

The Lord Mayor of Coventry has recognised four city students who rescued a toddler they found wandering the streets alone.

Beware: cold callers con calls

Published on Friday, 05 December 2014 in Trading standards news

Be on your guard against recent telephone cons, one where residents have even reported receiving a call from a person claiming to from the Council conducting an opinion survey.

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17a hair salon stylists win again after national search for talented young hairdressers

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Business and licensing news

City centre hair salon “17a” in Medieval Spon Street Coventry, is celebrating another success after two of their young stylists now have places on the prestigious national 'ghd Style Squad'.

Coventry man jailed for illegal tobacco

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Trading standards news

A Coventry man has been jailed for six months for possessing illicit tobacco with a street value of approximately £18,850.

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New model of care for early years services in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Children and families news

A senior Coventry City Councillor is hoping that new more integrated teams working with 0-5 year olds in the city will result in improvements to the health and wellbeing of Coventry children.

Zines, Hidden Hunger and Food and Time Union

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Nationally renowned graphic artists, designers and Indie publishers will be descending on the Pod next Saturday (6 December) for the InZine fest, which is back by popular demand.

Telecare launches in a living room

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Health and social care news

A Hi-tech living room is opening its doors to showcase gadgets which could help people live more independently in Coventry.

Minister says child protection is improving in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Children and families news

The Children’s Minister has recognised Coventry’s progress in protecting children at risk in the city.

Give a gift and make Christmas special for Coventry children in care

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Children and families news

An appeal has been launched to urge Coventry people to help make Christmas special for more than 300 young people in care.

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Mistletoe charity sale at War Memorial Park

Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 in Parks and open spaces news

Christmas is a time of many traditions none more so than puckering up for a kiss beneath a bunch of fresh mistletoe.

Students and politicians set to debate votes for under 18s

Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Voting for 16 and 17-year-olds will be the hot topic for the man in charge of the city’s children’s services.

New team being set up to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 in Children and families news

A new team is being created to focus on protecting Coventry children at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

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Tickets to Wasps matches at Ricoh Arena just £8 to Coventry Passport to Leisure and Learning Card holders

Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 in Leisure and culture news

Wasps have today announced that tickets to watch the Club’s matches at the Ricoh Arena will be available for just £8 to Coventry’s Passport to Leisure and Learning card holders.

Consultation launched over school transport for children with disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

COVENTRY City Council is urging people to have their say over proposals to change the city’s approach to helping children get to school.

Call for more social housing to help families

Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 in Housing news

A leading city councillor responsible for children and young people has called for more affordable social housing in the city to help all children enjoy a happy, healthy family life and to create a better future for the city and its people.

Partnership working helps flag up mailing scams

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Trading standards news

Coventry people are being warned about potential scams being delivered straight to their doors.

Free parking offer for Christmas shoppers in the city

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Parking, travel and streets news

Shoppers visiting Coventry City Centre won’t have to worry about parking charges on late night shopping Wednesdays on the run up to Christmas thanks to Coventry City Council’s “free after 3” offer.

Books to help with life’s ups and downs

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Bell Green Library will be hosting the author Sal Tonge at the launch of ‘Books to help with life’s ups and downs’.

Councillors applaud safe sex song

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Health and social care news

Councillors, who have been reviewing the way health services work in the city, have joined more than 35,000 Facebook visitors by watching a music video promoting safe sex.

Council offices to close at Christmas and New Year

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 in Council and democracy news

Coventry City Council is to close the majority of its buildings and services over the Christmas and New Year period.

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